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Started by GyratingTrampoline on Oct 26, 2020 10:05:36 AM
Clever word tricks from when you were young

What do you put in a toaster?

(most people instinctively say toast instead of bread)

What do cows drink?

(most people instinctively say milk instead of water)

Anyone know of any more such things?

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cozzer - 26 Oct 2020 10:06:40 (#1 of 118)

Cows drink milk, early on in life.

Dayraven - 26 Oct 2020 10:11:23 (#2 of 118)

How many of each animal did Moses take into the Ark?

FleurDuMal - 26 Oct 2020 10:12:08 (#3 of 118)

If a plane crashes on the Swiss border, half the passengers are French and the other half Italian, where do they bury the survivors?

Dayraven - 26 Oct 2020 10:13:03 (#4 of 118)

#3 To be fair, the instinctive answer& #39;s right if it& #39;s a really nasty coverup.

Agaliarept - 26 Oct 2020 10:13:28 (#5 of 118)

What do cows drink?

Weren't you supposed to get the mark to spell the word 'silk' first?

Point at a piece of paper and ask "what color is that?" Answer: "white" Spell "silk" Now ask: "what do cows drink?" They usually answer "milk!" No, they drink water!

Here's some from reddit:

What does M-A-C-D-O-N-A-L-D spell? (MacDonald) What does M-A-C-G-R-E-G-O-R spell? (MacGregor) What does M-A-C-H-I-N-E-R-Y spell? (machinery, not Mac Hinery)

Is it "egg yolk is white" or "egg yolk are white"? They'll answer by saying the egg yolk is white, say "No, it isn't. Egg yolk is yellow!"

How do you spell the second day of the week? Is it Tuseday, Tuesday, or teusday? The second day of the week is, of course, Monday.

Is the capital of Kentucky pronounced Lou-is-ville or Lou-ee-ville?..The capital of Kentucky is pronounced Frankfort!

browserbutton - 26 Oct 2020 10:13:51 (#6 of 118)

If brown cows only eat green grass, why is their milk white?

And don't say pus.

CloakAndDagger - 26 Oct 2020 10:15:48 (#7 of 118)

The second day of the week is, of course, Monday.

Sorry, what now?

Tinymcsmithy - 26 Oct 2020 10:18:31 (#8 of 118)

Used to be taught that. Nyt sure it’s an absolute thing though.

Dayraven - 26 Oct 2020 10:19:58 (#9 of 118)

Some calendars will show Sunday as the first day and Saturday as the last.

GyratingTrampoline - 26 Oct 2020 10:20:09 (#10 of 118)

The Americans print their calendars like that, so that if you are doing something for an entire weekend it straddles 2 rows. Almost as stupid as voting for trump if you ask me.

Not very biblical either. If God rested on the 7th day and that was a Sunday then he must have began on a Monday

coshipi - 26 Oct 2020 10:22:24 (#11 of 118)

And on the 7th day, God rested. So if you're a Jew, Monday is the 2nd day of the week, if you're a Christian, it's the 1st, and if you're a Muslim it's the 3rd. Take your pick.

Of course if you're an American, you're just confused.

coshipi - 26 Oct 2020 10:23:04 (#12 of 118)

Snap, GT

Tinymcsmithy - 26 Oct 2020 10:30:07 (#13 of 118)

Pretty sure British calendars were Also printed Sunday to Saturday back in the day.

Agaliarept - 26 Oct 2020 10:39:25 (#14 of 118)

Pretty sure British calendars were Also printed Sunday to Saturday back in the day.

I remember being told as a kid that the first day of the week was sunday and thinking it was bonkers.

Tinymcsmithy - 26 Oct 2020 10:40:57 (#15 of 118)

Yep. It’s one of those thingsThat we all know is wrong but just used to be taught as that’s the way it should be.

coshipi - 26 Oct 2020 10:42:23 (#16 of 118)

...as that’s the way some silly folk think it should be...

HerrWalrus - 26 Oct 2020 10:43:53 (#17 of 118)

Constantinople is a long word.

Hilary - 26 Oct 2020 10:44:22 (#18 of 118)

And on the 7th day, God rested. So if you're a Jew, Monday is the 2nd day of the week, if you're a Christian, it's the 1st, and if you're a Muslim it's the 3rd. Take your pick.

I don't know about Islam, but Christians celebrate Sunday as their Holy Day not because they think it is the seventh day of creation, but because they think Christ rose from the dead on that day. For Christians as well as Jews, Saturday is the seventh day of the week, and Sunday is the first.

barkis - 26 Oct 2020 10:46:47 (#19 of 118)

I'd guess that Sunday is traditionally the 1st day because "on the seventh day he rested", and the jewish sabbath is Saturday.

coshipi - 26 Oct 2020 10:47:20 (#20 of 118)

Hilary

I think you failed to detect the lump in my cheek.

Barkis

Exactly.

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